I have always wanted to do a scrappy quilt. Just how do you decide how to start it? I have seen some gorgeous quilts and want to use half triangles. Do you start with a theme of color or just sew it up until it's done and see what you get? I don't know why i am having such trouble getting started with this. I have the scraps but no pattern ideas. Any advise?
I have been asked how I use Elmer's Glue for basting blocks and binding. So while putting binding on today I snapped a few pictures to demonstrate how I do it. The glue washes out easily, it does not gum up my needle, and I have tried hand sewing through it and had not trouble with that either.
Keep the glue in the seam, if it leaks out it will wash out of the fabric, no problem....but I do not care to clean my iron's sole plate any more often than necessary
It is very helpful to
Sharon S' tutorials on mitering and binding
I saw that Eleanor Burns dampens the surface and uses baby powder to mark black fabric
My favorite marking pencil is a graphite aquarelle pencil in medium, sharpened to a fine point. Aquarelle means washable.
The graphite lead shows up on light OR dark fabrics, stays for much longer than chalks or pouncers, and, although it can rub off over time with the movement of your hand over it there is often still a faint line.
It helps to have the light you are
http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-141720-1.htm paper piecing tips
finger pin cushion http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-134071-1.htm
http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-131159-1.htm Pansy pattern
http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-129138-1.htm fractured heart picture